This maneuver tests the applicant’s ability to use the controls without weaving from one lane to another. If braking is necessary, it should be smooth, without any abrupt stops. The applicant should know the proper time to use safety devices such as defrosters or windshield wipers and be able to activate these devices when necessary.
Good drivers should be ready to adjust their speed for any conditions they encounter, including weather, road surface and volume of traffic. Driving too slowly can impede other traffic, while exceeding the speed at which other traffic is moving can also be problematic.
Failing to allow a pedestrian sufficient space at a crossover Passing a vehicle that has stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross Passing another vehicle within 30 metres (100 feet) on approaching a crossover, whether or not it is occupied. Many municipalities today use school crossing areas, together with school crossing guards. Under the Highway… Continue reading Traffic violations for license applicants include
Modern roads are full of traffic, often moving at high speeds. These factors have made it necessary for road designers to provide spots for pedestrians to cross the road safely. These pedestrian crossovers, which may be either at an intersection or anywhere between intersections, are indicated by lines painted on the pavement and by signs… Continue reading Fails to Use Caution or Obey: Pedestrian Cross-Over / School Crossing / Emergency Vehicle
The Highway Traffic Act describes right-of-way rules for the road. Applicants generally tend to be excessively cautious on the road, stopping unnecessarily or failing to recognize when other drivers yield the right-of-way to them. When these drivers lack either the knowledge or understanding of this fundamental rule, they may fail to yield to others or… Continue reading Right of Way Observance: Pedestrian / Self / Other Vehicles
The Highway Traffic Act requires drivers to signal only when other drivers are directly affected, but signalling is a good idea at any change of direction. Drivers must always remember that signals are for informing other drivers of an intention to move; signalling does not equal the right-of-way. Drivers must wait for a safe moment… Continue reading Lane Change Signal: Wrong / Early / Late / Not Given / Not Cancelled
The examiner should watch all traffic whenever the vehicle is in motion to assess how it might affect the applicant’s progress. Some of the aspects to check for are any apparent neglect to watch the movement of other vehicles and to take into consideration how the applicant’s choices might conflict with the movement of other… Continue reading Fails to Check Blind Spot / Observe Properly
Slower-moving traffic, as a basic rule, should stay as close as possible to the righthand side of the highway.
Applicants should never follow other vehicles too closely in traffic. The exact distance depends on a variety of factors, and this factor is often difficult to assess. The principle of following distance also applies to the distance from other vehicles, parked or moving, as well as pedestrians or bicycles. Cutting too closely in front of… Continue reading Follows or Passes too Closely / Cuts in too Soon